Monday, July 28, 2008

Goldwater Institute files amicus brief to uphold description of TIME transportation tax initiative

The petitioner proponents of the TIME initiative understandably would like the publicity pamphlet description to emphasize the features of the measure that might prove most popular to voters while minimizing features that may be objectionable, such as substantial tax increases.

Petitioners object to references regarding the percentage increases in the respective taxes. They note correctly that the measure would add one percent to the existing taxes, but they also concede that such a change would amount to 17.8 and 40 percent increases in the respective taxes. The Legislative Council’s analysis includes both facts, while petitioners’ preferred version includes only one.

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